To help weed out the spam users, fakes, and flakes, grindr should have some sort or rating system for 2 things.
1- if the person flaked or showed up
2- Did they send pics that actually look like them
there should be one button that either party hits confirming they are meeting (this would also help track down the hate crime on here). Do the ratings by stars or a 1-10 scale.
gary massingill commented
Should be able to put a 🚫 symbol on there profile
Joseph Zell commented
This is very important. Multiple times I set up a meeting with someone and they don’t show. 50 percent of meetings turn out to be no-shows.
Great idea. Once I organised to meet someone, got ready, confirmed it was still happening, booked an Uber only for him to block me while I was still in the Uber. To this day I still don’t know what I did wrong if anything. My gut feeling is that it happened to them so they did it to someone to make themselves feel better
Dilshan Ranasinghe commented
Agreed, I seen many comments.
Further the ratings should not be based on Grindr account, but at device level the active session is linked.
When Grindr apk installed it always has access to the device IP and grind user account.
If the physical user is fraudster even the account could be deleted, the device IP should be always recorded in Grindr as fraud.
Changing mobile device due to bad rating is not practical.
Plus device IP level black listing and rating is required to ensure Grindr is safe and reliable app for the genuine users.
Rather this change request as function, it's mandatory security measure for all users.
Daniel Jacob Bice commented
Really good idea here please add this feature grindr team! Planned a date with a guy a week in advance, got on well and was so excited to meet - double and triple checked he was available/happy to meet on the night - spent hours getting ready and prepping to bottom, only to have him cancel when I told him I would be 5-10 minutes late.. was so upset about it I binge ate chocolate, vented to like 5x friends and now found myself on this thread 😂 if I knew someome was a known flake from their rating I would temper my expectations. This is a huge reason why people hate grindr culture - people dont have much accountability for their actions so they do whatever they want and waste peoples time and energy. Big reason im considering deleting the app (but wish it wasnt).
That would be fine .. but so many people uninstall and then reinstall the app... Some send a message then s
Do something so you can't reply or see their profile anymore.. then it's active the next day... It's weird
Evan Conard commented
Well let me put this out there for ya to think about..
In the digital age, dating apps have revolutionized how people connect and build relationships. While these platforms have undoubtedly widened the dating pool and allowed for more diverse interactions, there are growing concerns about their impact on social decency and genuine connections an the potential consequences of using homosexual dating sites and apps, focusing on how they might lead to an erosion of social decency and hinder meaningful relationships.
1. The Instant Gratification Conundrum:
One of the primary concerns with dating apps is the instant gratification they offer. Users can quickly swipe through countless profiles, often reducing people to mere images or profiles. This fast-paced process can lead to a lack of genuine connection as individuals may not invest the time needed to get to know someone on a deeper level. By promoting a "switching" culture, dating apps contribute to an environment where individuals rarely commit to fostering authentic relationships.
2. The Disposable Nature of Interactions:
Inherent to dating apps is the sense of disposability, where users might treat potential partners as easily replaceable commodities. This notion can lead to a devaluation of others and oneself, fostering a superficial atmosphere where meaningful connections are challenging to establish. As a result, users might find it difficult to cultivate empathy and understanding for others, essential aspects of social decency.
3. The Popularity Quotient:
Many dating apps incorporate features like likes, swipes, and rankings that inadvertently turn the dating experience into a popularity contest. The pursuit of validation through high numbers of matches or likes can lead users to prioritize quantity over quality, further hindering the possibility of building meaningful connections. This emphasis on popularity can degrade individuals' self-worth and create a toxic environment where self-esteem becomes dependent on virtual approval.
4. Alienation and Isolation:
Ironically, despite the extensive network of potential matches, the heavy use of dating apps can result in feelings of isolation. Continuous exposure to superficial interactions may leave users feeling emotionally disconnected and unfulfilled. Prolonged reliance on dating apps can hinder individuals from participating in real-life social activities, potentially leading to a decline in genuine human connections.
5. Impact on Homosexual Culture:
Homosexual dating apps, in particular, can impact LGBTQ+ culture in unique ways. By perpetuating a focus on appearances and instant gratification, these platforms risk reducing relationships within the community to physical encounters rather than meaningful emotional connections. This trend can undermine the efforts made by the LGBTQ+ community to foster understanding, empathy, and acceptance.
While homosexual dating sites and apps have undeniably introduced a new era of dating possibilities, it is crucial to recognize the potential consequences they bring. The instant gratification culture and the tendency to prioritize quantity over quality can lead to an erosion of social decency and meaningful connections. If left unchecked, these apps risk altering the dynamics of homosexual culture and compromising the progress made in promoting empathy and understanding.
To counteract these adverse effects, it is essential for users to approach dating apps mindfully and be conscious of their behavior and intentions. Building genuine connections requires patience, empathy, and a willingness to invest time and effort in getting to know others beyond their virtual profiles. By fostering a culture of respect and meaningful interactions, we can help ensure that dating apps enrich, rather than erode, our social fabric.
Xander H commented
As much I as I want this. Could this backfire? I have an obsessed dude with steals my photos and pretends to be me and of course doesn't show. Would this feature affect my rating? Im legit and don't want that idiot ruining my actual chances because of confusion with a flake or fake profile of me.
Tenzin Jacobs commented
I started hosting groups inmy home until I became a victim of identity theft. I do hate al the dozens of guys who promise to show up and never do. There has to be some way of identifying and removing repeat offenders. Let user review each other on the app discretely, butuse that info to ban all wo think its fine to let someone spend hours getting ready to host after a member sweats they will be there. This i the biggest needon most apps like Grindr
Robert Delay commented
True definition of SCARY. Please don't use it. Fake profiles, too much advertising and limited personal security!!! Robert Delay aka Canadian Lights
Mercades Showty commented
This is an awesome idea and would make Grindr the best app if implemented. Seriously 9 of 10 people flake out or ghost you after agreeing to meet, exchanging numbers, planning the meet up, and it's freaking ridiculous, not to mention the time and energy it wastes.
Steven p Jobs jr commented
Grindr has video chat or least if it don't it should because you need to see who your going to meet and know it's the same person when you get unless it's twins then who knows which one you will get....a picture will not just do anymore because I don't want my gay guys with trans women or men or bi guys anymore my gay guys need to stick together with other gay guys the hell with teaching a guy how to be with another they should already know that ...you gays know already know what to do with a guy..it's not our place to tech them ...and married guys either. I'm letting my gay guys pay for their sins we are not sinner's we don't play with forbidden fruit that's satins play pen and her surm...my guys beware she is everywhere trying to kill off our blood line...
Michael Hernandez commented
I feel something like this could be also used to verify identities for safety purposes. Whilst there are those that enjoy anonymous encounters there are others that get creeped out going to an unknown strangers house.
Everyone on the app will be considered a flake by the end of the first day. I've been called a flake because someone wanted to meet at 6 and i couldn't till 7. You will be labeled for responding an hour later than someone wanted you to.
Paige Chang commented
This is a great idea. Just a general catfish flag actually attached to an IP address would help eliminate the time wasting picture collectors on here.
You can already flag spam. You want social credit like black mirror? Think!
[Deleted User] commented
Casiuse deleon, that's not a good rationale to deny this feature categorically. People ALREADY use this app and others to single out people. It's called gangstalking. And closeted fags are notorious for it. They hate the idea of an out, confident gay man who knows what he wants without compromise. So their agenda is to bring them down to the gutter in which they dwell, via gaslighting and various forms of group harassment and retaliation. Of course there are some out and proud fags who can't handle rejection that participate in this sick phenomenon. But I guarantee it's mostly the "DL" bitches.
casiuse deleon commented
This is a dangerous idea as people can use it to single out individuals. just because they decided as a group they no longer like them. I'm not for the black mirror life style.
There are tons of people who just want to trade nudes like pokemon cards and fake intentions of wanting to meet up to get the other person interested. I could care less if other people see my nudes but I do care about the time wasted. The same applies to age, some guys will lie about their age by 10+ years
I posted the same thing but come to nothing. Grindr needs the fake time wasting accounts to boost they user leavers for they site sponsors, i wouldnt suprised if half the fake accounts are just grindr bot account!